For a move that’s worth a match penalty and so inherently dangerous, it’s amazing how often a slewfoot happens. What’s more amazing is how often players get away with it. Somehow the slewfoot is also one of the most-defended moves, with someone always willing to loudly claim it was just a hockey play, no matter how blatant. This year’s playoffs have already had their share of slewfoots (slewfeet?), all of which have somehow avoided anything more than a minor penalty.
Archive for the ‘Injuries’ Category
Posted by Jo Innes under 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Injuries, New York Rangers, The Quiet Room, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals on Jun 05, 2013
Posted by Justin Bourne under Hockey Vids, Injuries on May 29, 2013
I can’t recommend you watch this short documentary enough. It’s tough to get through – like really tough – but you won’t regret doing so. The payoff and message is there.
Here’s how ESPN describes it:
The latest film is Cutthroat, by award-winning director Steven Cantor. Clint Malarchuk was famous for being an NHL goalie, but he would go down in hockey history for suffering one of the most gruesome injuries in the history of sports when an opposing player’s skate severed his carotid artery. This story covers Malarchuk’s miraculous physical recovery from the injury as well as the long and grueling emotional recuperation that took two decades and included an eventual stay in a mental hospital for PTSD treatment. [Warning: This film contains graphic footage of the injury.]
Posted by Justin Bourne under Injuries, News on May 27, 2013
A couple months ago Jason Spezza was recovering from back surgery when news came out that he had suffered a setback. Well actually, news came out that “his recovery was talking longer than expected.”
The Senators are not saying Spezza has suffered a setback of any kind. Just his rehab is taking a little longer than hoped.
— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) March 29, 2013
That’s because he messed up his MCL in rehab, which means he was likely braced up in playoffs, which is pretty crazy when you consider his back was still on the mend too. Honestly, what would the hat trick of terrible body parts to have injured as a hockey player be (brain excluded)? Knee, back and…shoulder? Foot? Hip? Either way, he’s almost there.
The news isn’t all bad though:
He will have the knee scoped at some point in the next week and should be fully healed in 2-3 weeks.
— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) May 27, 2013
He should still get in a relatively full summer of training. Nobody gets started this soon anyway.
Posted by Jo Innes under 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, General Ouchiness, Injuries, NHL Injuries, Playoffs!, The Quiet Room on May 10, 2013
The first round of the playoffs are grinding along towards completion, and already there are more players done for the season than you can count on one hand. A lot of these aren’t your typical playoff injuries either – this year isn’t the usual rash of “Oh he’s so brave, he played through a broken finger/sore back/whatever!” This year we’ve got broken faces, missing teeth, and starting goaltenders done for the duration. And there’s still three more rounds to go. For some teams, anyway.
Posted by Jo Innes under Injuries, NHL Injuries, The Quiet Room on Apr 24, 2013
Ten weeks ago, Erik Karlsson left the ice on one foot after Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke sliced his left achilles tendon in
an assassination attempt a terrible accident. Shortly thereafter the word was out that he’d need surgery and was done for the season. A city wept (except all those Leafs and Habs fans) and assumed their season was over, since there were only about 6 players left uninjured on the team. How wrong they were, as the team has announced he’s 100% medically cleared to play, and could return any day.
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Injuries on Apr 20, 2013
The New Jersey Devils will have forward Ilya Kovalchuk back in the lineup for their game today against the Florida Panthers.
Devils coach Pete DeBoer said Ilya Kovalchuk will play this afternoon vs. Florida.It will be his first game since March 23 vs. Florida.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) April 20, 2013
Sullivan will sit to make room for Kovalchuk in lineup.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) April 20, 2013
Posted by Jo Innes under Injuries, NHL Injuries, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, The Quiet Room on Apr 03, 2013
There’s something particularly horrifying about dental injuries. Maybe it’s the thought of what your own mouth would look like minus a few teeth, or the sheer in-your-face nature of the injuries. You can’t see a torn ACL, but you can see a pool of blood littered with teeth. Sidney Crosby, a habitual mouthguard-wearer and owner of a (formerly) beautiful smile horrified a nation Saturday when he took a puck in the mouth at the expense of several teeth and his jaw. This week we’ll have a quick refresher on how jaw injuries are treated, and explore the options for hockey teeth.